Drought Watch Issued for Tri-Town Region

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As part of the Southeast of Massachusetts, Tri-Town is one of the areas hit hard by the dry summer the region has been experiencing, as evidenced by escalating water restrictions and extremely low water marks, most notably the Mattapoisett River. After five straight months of dry conditions all throughout the Commonwealth, Energy and Environmental Affairs […] Read more »

The Wanderer Seeks Student Journalists

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Are you a student at Old Rochester Regional or Old Colony who enjoys writing, finding a good scoop, and telling everybody about it? How about getting paid for doing something you enjoy anyway? There’s that, and the thrill of seeing your name in print, which never really gets old, in our opinion. Writing as a […] Read more »

Extreme Tiny House Waterfront Living

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She was sick and tired of paying rent and had always dreamed of owning waterfront property. However, the reality of economics put buying a home with waterfront access out of reach. But with a bit of creative thinking and an opportunity to have the dream come true albeit in a slightly different way, Jill Simmons […] Read more »

DCR Makes Parks of the Southeast Accessible

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation sent its regional interpretive coordinator Amy Wilmot to Marion on Monday, August 15, to encourage area residents to take advantage of the abundance of nature, culture, and history the region’s state parks have to offer. Wilmot, who has been employed by the DCR since 1995, said the talk […] Read more »

Rochester Road Race Returns

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It was breathlessly hot and humid on Saturday, August 13, when an enthusiastic group of over 160 racers gathered on Dexter Lane in Rochester. After losing their sponsor in 2015, Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank stepped forward as corporate sponsor of the Rochester Road Race. Unfortunately, it was a bit too late for race […] Read more »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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The Marion Art Center is in final preparations for its summer theatrical production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which opens its six-performance run on Thursday, August 11. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and described as “hugely entertaining,” the story follows middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home […] Read more »

A ‘Great Picnic’ in Mattapoisett

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A glass of wine, some good friends, a little music, a sunlit ocean and a cool breeze. It turns out that these are the secret ingredients to hosting a successful community picnic – if you add in oysters, of course. The 200 or so residents who came to Mattapoisett’s first annual “Great Community Picnic” enjoyed […] Read more »

Country Fair Gets Bigger and Better

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There might not be a parade this year for the Rochester Country Fair, but that doesn’t mean the fair has shrunk in size because of it. In fact, discontinuing the tradition of the parade, according to Co-Chairperson of the Rochester Country Fair Board of Directors Julie Koczera, frees up resources that can be diverted towards […] Read more »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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The Marion Art Center is in final preparations for its summer theatrical production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which opens its six-performance run on Thursday, August 11. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and described as “hugely entertaining,” the story follows middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home […] Read more »

The Driving Lesson

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Well, it’s finally come to pass – the youngest granddaughter is now driving. We knew the day would come, used to joke about it when she was a little child just learning how to ride a two-wheeler. Now she’s driving my car. I think it’s pretty darn brave of me to sit in the passenger […] Read more »